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Wayne Coyne going on a solo tour of record stores; Flaming Lips reissuing 1st EP on vinyl in a chocolate skull

Flaming Lips in San Francisco on Halloween 2013 (more by Chris Tuite)
Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are about to come to NYC to play the Amnesty International concert at Barclays Center on Wednesday (2/5) (tickets), and after that frontman Wayne Coyne will be going on a solo tour of record stores. It kicks off at Manhattan’s Other Music on Saturday (2/8) at 11 AM, and that’s followed by an appearance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade at 4 PM the same day. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Wayne’s solo tour, he’ll be selling an “extremely limited edition” of the Flaming Lips first EP, which was initially released in 1984 and at that point featured Wayne’s brother Mark on lead vocals. Details via press release on what this edition of the EP will entail:

Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the 12″ EP which is housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull; anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull contains a special Gold Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by THE FLAMING LIPS in the world.

The Flaming Lips 1st EP will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group’s homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by LIPS bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.

The Flaming Lips are also performing on The Late Show with David Letterman (which is filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theatre) on Thursday (2/6), celebrating Beatles Week.

Stream a track from the EP, along with all Wayne Coyne solo and Flaming Lips dates, below…

The Flaming Lips – “Bag Full of Thoughts”

Wayne Coyne — 2014 Tour Dates
02/08 @ 11 am New York, NY Other Music
02/08 @ 4 pm Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
02/09 @ 1 pm Boston, MA Newbury Comics/ Newbury St. location
02/10 @ 5 pm Philadelphia, PA a.k.a music
02/11 @ 5 pm Baltimore, MD Sound Garden

Flaming Lips — 2014 Tour Dates
02/05 Brooklyn, NY Amnesty International, Barclays Center
03/08 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Music Festival
03/22 New Orleans, LA BUKU Music + Art Project
05/16 -18 Gulf Shores, AL The Hangout Festival (Specific date TBC)
06/05 – 08 Ozark, AR Wakarusa Music Festival (Specific date TBC)
06/05 – 08 Austin, TX X Games Austin, Austin 360 Amph. (Specific date TBC)
11/09 Reykjavík, Iceland Iceland Airwaves

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